I really like this piece created recently from a small Cavalier mushroom which grew in a troop or long line on a sunny part of the lawn. They really are elegant mushrooms, growing tall, with a velvety cap. I have included a picture of the actual mushroom before I worked with its natural spore dispersal process to make this artwork. They create fabuously rich white spore prints and in this case, it reminds me of a passionflower…..Would you agree?
26cm x 26cm – Mounted, framed, sealed and ready to hang.
Gillian Duggan creates unique paintings using wild mushrooms and her passion for nature and art is visible in her work.
Working with her garden mushrooms, she harnesses their spore dispersal action to create these individual patterns. Some patterns are mirror images of the mushrooms’ gills and others are more abstract when she adds air currents to the process creating a sense of movement, fluidity and, sometimes, playfulness.
Her work reflects the juxtaposition of decay and life, stillness and motion as nature shapes the world we inhabit. Mushrooms and fungi recycle the dead and resupply the building blocks of life. Nothing is ever still. Motion is everywhere.
Each piece of Gillian’s work is unique and original.
Her medium is spores which are dried, fixed, framed, sealed and ready to hang.
Gillian lives in the foothills of the Dublin mountains surrounded by trees, birds, wild animals and, of course, mushrooms.